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Want to see your film on the big screen?

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Submissions for our 2024 tour are CLOSED.
2025 film submissions will open in September 2024.

All kiwi and international surf filmmakers are welcome, and we would love to see professional, amateur and first-time filmmakers submit. Films must celebrate the art of wave-riding in all its diversity, simple as that.

We like to keep submission as simple as possible. No fees and simple digital film delivery. 

KEY DATES:
  •  Call for submissions opens: September 2024

  •  Close of submissions: Monday December 2nd 2024 

  •  Official selection announced: Monday 3rd February 2025

  •  Aotearoa Surf Film Festival Tour: Mid Feb – Mid April 2025

2024 AWARDS CATEGORIES & WINNERS


No film festival would be complete without awards! 

  • Photo Warehouse ‘Best Kiwi Film, Presented by Canon & Photo Warehouse’: $1,000 NZD Cash & $2,000 Canon voucher for 2024 Winner: ‘Wai Is The Yang’ – Directed by Chris Clark

  • ‘Most Environmentally Conscious Film’ supported by Patagonia: $1000 Patagonia voucher (NZD value) 2024 Winner: ‘Beard Goat, A Goat Shed Creation’ – Directed by Fernando Jara

  • Yeti Presents: ASFF People Choice Award: Massive Yeti Prizepack 2024 Winner: ‘Over The Undertow’ – Directed by Cassia Walton & Lauren Crerar

For any questions, feel free to contact us or follow our Instagram account for all updates regarding the 2025 festival.

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